Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 2 - Sections 2.1-2.9 - Exercises - Problems by Topic: 40b

Answer

This answer is inconsistent with Daltons postulate #3 stating that chemical reactions are an arrangements of atoms in whole number combinations.

Work Step by Step

This means that it is impossible for 1.5 hydrogen atoms to combine with an oxygen. There must be a whole number of atoms.
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